• Language: Mehináku
  • Alternate names: Mehinacú, Minaco, Mehinacu, Mehináku, Mehinaco, Mahinaku, Mahinacu, Meinaku, Uara, Aura
  • Language code: mmh
  • Language family: Maipurean, Southern, Central, Waurá (SIL classification)
  • Number of speakers: 227
  • Vulnerability: Endangered
  • Script:

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    Waurá-Mehinaku (Uara, Aura, Mahinacu): Ethnologue has Mehináku (Mehinaco, Mahinaku, Minaco) as a separate language, but said to be “somewhat intelligible with Waurá”, and Waurá is reportedly “partially intelligible withMehináku”. Aikhenvald (1999a: 67) also has Waurá and Mehinaku as separate languages. ELCat would prefer to have a single entry for Mehinku and Waurá, but given the difference of opinion, both languages have separate entries.